Hoarding gives me the Heebie-jeebies

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The Daily Prompt asks this question today:

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

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The items on my coffee table do not have to be positioned at precise angles at varying degrees, but things do have a certain place in my house.  I am not fanatical about cleaning, but I am stringent about being organized.  I don’t get many surprise visitors because I live in a very rural area, but if people drove off the beaten path and arrived at my home, I would not be frantically searching for the Swiffer or tossing newspapers or wrappers under the couch cushions.

The same goes for my desk at work.  Sure there are piles of paper and file folders, but they are organized piles that I strategically am able to work through because everything has its place.

Having said that, the entrance way into my house could potentially negate anything I’ve mentioned about seeming organized, but that will be rectified soon.  My entrance way is the only spot for me to store my patio cushions and other outdoor items that are longing to be freed from their winter incarceration.  It’s nothing close to being a Hoarder’s episode, but it does make me a bit anxious when I see everything piled in one spot.  Hazmat suits are not required, but until I win the lottery I will have to deal with the negative aspects of living in a house that is only 650 square feet.  At least the rest of it is organized!

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10 thoughts on “Hoarding gives me the Heebie-jeebies

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  2. This is a total work in progress for me. I don’t classify myself as a hoarder, but there are things I NEED to take the time to “remove” from my home because they just aren’t used anymore, don’t fit, or just plain irk me. I need that good old “kick in the butt” because it seems like exercising and weight loss to me….the results take too long to show in my own home.

  3. I remember a sevnth grade Health textbook with a picture of an old woman who was uttering the phrase “A Place for everything, and everything in its place.” I took it to heart.

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